Past Events

  • [Student Award] Bartell Prize for Capstone Rese...

    22 February 2019 (Fri)

    On 22 February 2019, Ernest Tan (Class of 2019) received the inaugural Bartell Prize awarded at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies’ Human Development Conference (HDC). An Urban Studies major, Ernest was awarded the prize for his capstone research project titled ‘Living Off the Land: Sand Mining, Property Rights, and the Preferential...

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  • [Workshop] Urban Participatory Mapping Workshop

    26 January 2019 (Sat) , 9:00AM-4:00PM
    At Classroom 15

    On 26 January 2019, Kota Kita Foundation led an urban participatory mapping workshop at Yale-NUS College. Speaking to over 30 participants, Kota Kita shared about their extensive work, projects and tools across Indonesia. John Taylor, the co-founder and strategic advisor of Kota Kita Foundation, talked about the principles that maintain the inte...

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  • [Speaker Series] UR-Scape Talk

    10 October 2018 (Wed) , 6:00-7.30PM
    At Classroom 3

    On 10 October 2018, Rosita Samsudin and Serene Chen from the Urban-Rural Systems group at Future Cities Lab (FCL) were invited to introduce UR-Scape, a new cutting-edge mapping tool. This talk is the first of our Mapping the Urban Studies series, organized by the Yale-NUS Urban Studies Department. A live demonstration of the software was...

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  • [Speaker Series] Professor Eli Friedman –...

    2 October 2018 (Tue) , 6:00-7:30PM
    At Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre

    On 2 October 2018, Professor Nick Smith hosted a lecture ‘The Urbanization of People: Politics of Development, Labor Markets, and Schooling in the Chinese City” by Professor Eli Friedman from Cornell University. In response to recent migrant school and informal housing demolitions, Prof. Friedman examines how the urban governance of China’...

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  • [External Collaboration] Professor Alison Young...

    29 March 2018 (Thu) , 6:30-8:30 PM
    At Singapore National Library

    On 29 March, Professor of Social Sciences (Urban Studies) Jane M Jacobs hosted an event ‘Street Art and Cultural Value: the place of art in a public city’, where Professor Alison Young from the University of Melbourne presented research on the intricacies of street art as a cultural practice, the complexities of the reception of...

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  • [Workshop] The Inaugural Yale-NUS Mapathon

    26 February 2018 (Mon) , 9:00AM-3:00PM
    At Yale-NUS Computer Lab

    On Feb. 26, the Yale-NUS College Urban Studies Department organized the inaugural Yale-NUS Mapathon. 12 Yale-NUS students from Yale-NUS gathered at the Computer Lab to learn how to use geospatial technology to create digital maps. Their purpose was to contribute to the open-source Geographic Information System (GIS) called OpenStreetMap. Partici...

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  • [Speaker Series] Professor Roland Fletcher R...

    14 February 2018 (Wed) , 6:30 PM
    At Saga Lecture Theatre 1

    The Urban Studies team collaborated with the Yale-NUS Ancient Worlds Cluster to host a Public Lecture by the archaeologist Professor Roland Fletcher (University of Sydney). Prof. Fletcher is an expert on settlement growth and decline over time. He is author of The Limits of Settlement Growth, and lead scientist on the Greater Ankor Project, whic...

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  • [External Collaboration] Constructing Singapore...

    17 August 2017 (Thu) , 6:00-7:30PM
    At Yale-NUS Performance Hall
    Speaker(s): Dr Limin Hee

    In August 2017, Urban Studies at Yale-NUS and Centre for Liveable Cities  co-hosted a panel discussion on Public Space in Singapore that attracted almost 100 students and members of the public. The panel discussion was moderated by Prof Jane M. Jacobs and took as its starting point Dr Limin Hee’s 2017 book Constructing Singapore Public Space. Pa...

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  • [Workshop] Community Planning in China Workshop...

    23 June 2017 (Fri)
    At Yale-NUS College

    On 23rd and 24th June 2017, 20 international planning scholars gathered at Yale-NUS College for a workshop entitled “Community Planning in China.” Featuring nine original papers, the workshop explored emergent practices of planning and development in China’s urban and rural communities. Workshop participants discussed the constitution of communi...

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  • [Speaker Series] Connectography

    9 February 2017 (Thu) , 6:00-7:00PM
    At Elm Student Commons
    Speaker(s): Dr Parag Khanna

    Dr Parag Khanna, Senior Researcher Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, visited Yale-NUS to present ideas from his recent book Connectography. He discussed the emerging global network civilisation where connectivity redefines the map, and its implication on systems change for geopolitics, th...

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